BY WOLE MOSADOMI, Minna
The police in Niger state have arrested a syndicate of human traffickers that deals with the babies in Abuja, Niger and its environs.
The group sells these babies for the sum of N100, 000 and above.
The syndicate is allegedly operated by a staff nurse with the General Hospital, Kubwa in Abuja, Martina Ohakwe who operates with her partner, Kinsley Linus from Imo state.
The duo lure young ladies, expectant mothers, young mothers and their babies in some states in the east to Abuja with the promise of providing them with gainful employment and also lure young defenceless girls with unwanted pregnancy with the promise of getting someone to take care of their babies.
The women are camped in a house believed to be rented by Martina where they are taken care of before their babies are sold.
Before their arrest, the group had sold a seven months old twin daughter of Ngozi Nwani after luring her with the promise of marriage from Abakaliki, Ebonyi state. Kinsley gave the twin baby girl to Martina who sold the baby to one Joy Opara for N400, 000 and the eight month old of 20 year old Oluchi Agachi for N100, 000.
Speaking with our Correspondent when he was paraded, Kinsley denied being a member of the syndicate group as he was only offering help for the girls who wanted money to take care of themselves.